I'm struggling to understand the grammar in this specif part あのときこうしていればということば

I don't know how to break this sentence down. All I know in it is あのとき = That time

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日々心によぎる - Everyday, it has been crossing my mind
「あのとき、こうしていれば」 - 'what if I had done this at that time'
という言葉 - the words

Put these in the normal order.
The phrase: 'what if I had done this at that moment' has been crossing my mind everyday over and over.

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    what if I did this at that time -- 過去の事実に反することを表すのは「仮定法過去完了」ですので if I had done... が良いと思うんですが。
    – Chocolate
    May 12, 2020 at 3:47
  • @Chocolate, You are absolutely right.
    – user34216
    May 12, 2020 at 3:50

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